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Air Force job can be tough but full of adventure

Air Force job can be tough but full of adventure

Friday, May 10, 2013
Would you like to travel the world but risk your life at the same time? Well, that’s what people in the Air Force do every day.
 
Raising chickens a rewarding challenge

Raising chickens a rewarding challenge

Thursday, May 10, 2012
I recently attended to an interesting seminar about how to raise chickens given by Rich Kennedy of Nutrena Feed at Locust Hill Farm and Stove in Pattersonville.
 
Woman led life of uncommon accomplishment

Woman led life of uncommon accomplishment

Thursday, May 10, 2012
In the early 1900s, it was a male-dominated society, even in a backwoods town called Easton.
 

Class all abuzz about field trip to bee farm

Thursday, May 10, 2012
On June 7, 2011, my class went on a trip to a bee farm in Rotterdam to do beekeeping and to study flowers and insects.

The beekeeper is Mr. Daniel Brudos . Mr. Brudos is a third-grade teacher at Central Park Magnet School in Schenectady. He has lived in Rotterdam all of his life, and he has been keeping bees since he was in middle school.
 

Jeggings open up a new world of fashion

Thursday, May 10, 2012
There is a type of pants in stores with the styles of jeans and the comfort of leggings. Jeggings are a special type of pants. They are leggings and jeans put together in one pair of pants! However, people have their own opinions on jeggings . Some people love them, while other people don't find a purpose for them.
 
Being a rescuer a dog-gone good idea

Being a rescuer a dog-gone good idea

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Do you know anyone who would want to volunteer for a dog rescue program? Well, my mom did. She, the police, and the G.R.R.O.W.L.S dog rescue members saved a dog that I will never forget.
 

Students stitch up class service effort

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Have you ever thought that a class of eighth graders could knit?
 
Enjoy treats without slavery

Enjoy treats without slavery

Thursday, May 10, 2012
When most people think about chocolate and coffee, they think of a luxurious, magical, name brand taste. What those people don't know is that children and adults alike are mistreated, abused, and not getting paid for picking cocoa beans.
 
Firefighters' schedules always busy

Firefighters' schedules always busy

Thursday, May 10, 2012
In August 2011, Hurricane Irene devastated the Capital Region as well as many other communities. The hurricane felled trees and power lines and caused heavy flooding.
 

Disaster brought ruin and hope

Thursday, May 10, 2012
On Aug. 28, my town of Schoharie, along with several other villages, was flooded by Hurricane Irene. I live in Schoharie in one of the many houses that was washed out.
 
You are what - and how much - you eat

You are what - and how much - you eat

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
How many times a day does a teenage girl hear the words “I need to lose weight!” or “I’m too fat; I wish I was skinnier!” Most high school can say they hear that more times than they can count.
 
Book list is an aid to students

Book list is an aid to students

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
How would you like to go from an underachiever to a college graduate? Well, a good idea to help you on the way is to read the books that the Freedom Writers read.
 
Water, water, everywhere, but where is the best?

Water, water, everywhere, but where is the best?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
You’re in class and you raise your hand and ask to go get a drink from the water fountain. They say yes, and you’re on your way, but outside in the hallway you pause. Where are you going to get a drink where it actually tastes good?
 
Jamie Ford shares wise words

Jamie Ford shares wise words

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The New York Times Best Seller List has been released since 1942, about 90 years after the first issue of The New York Times.
 

School, technology help student achieve

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
You may notice him gliding through the halls in his wheelchair. A graduate now back at Averill Park High School, Christopher Conway is enrolled in a program that helps him develop job skills for his future.
 
 

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